Richard’s Spiced Rum

In my presentations on board ship I sometimes reference my recipe for spiced rum, so here it is . . .

I happen to like spiced rum. I’ve always liked Captain Morgan, although it’s expensive. When we came to Panama we discovered Panama Jack’s Spiced Rum: just as good for a whole lot less. $4.95 a fifth in Panama! Well, they stopped selling Panama Jack’s in Panama, although it was made here, and you can’t find Captain Morgan. We have two rum companies and they control rum in Panama. So, I found a recipe and decided to make my own! It’s easy! And it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying Captain Morgan in the states.

So, for all my cruise ship friends, who’ve heard me talk about my “secret recipe” in my rum & sugar lecture, here’s the recipe:

  • 1 liter golden rum or dark rum
  • 1 vanilla bean cut up or ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3”)
  • 4 whole allspice or a pinch of ground
  • 1 whole nutmeg crushed
  • 3 star anise
  • pinch anise seed

Let sit 1 week more or less, depending on strength of flavor desired. You can experiment and get exactly what you like.  It’s great mixed or just straight on ice.